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Seely Primary and Nursery School is a City of Nottingham Local Authority maintained school.

Admissions to school are organised and managed by the Nottingham City Schools Admission Team.

If you would like to apply for a place at Seely Primary and Nursery School or require further information relating to;

  • First admission to Infant, Primary or Junior school
  • Transfer to secondary school in Year 7
  • In-year school places
  • Starting school for the first time
  • School Admissions Appeals

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Going to school in Nottingham is a comprehensive guide with important dates for ensuring your child's admission to school is smooth.

Seely Primary School is a popular primary school. If you would like to come and visit please contact the school office to arrange a time by telephoning 0115 9153780 or email

If your child lives in Nottingham city and is due to start at primary school in September 2017 you will be able to apply for a school place from 20 November 2016 (including online applications).


For children due to transfer from infant to junior school, if your child lives in Nottingham City but attends a Nottinghamshire county infant school, they should receive an application information pack via Royal Mail. If you have not received an application pack by 27 November 2016 or if your child is in a private or independent school, please contact us by email or by telephone 0115 841 5568 to request an application information pack.

Further information will be published when it is available. Alternatively please visit Nottingham City Council website for further information. 


Seely Primary Admission Arrangements

The Foundation Stage (Nursery and Reception Year)

The school has foundation unit which is divided into a Nursery and 3 classrooms - Willow, Hazel and Birch Classes. 

Children are accepted into the Nursery soon after their third birthday and are offered either a morning or afternoon place. We provide an extended entitlement of a three hour session for all three and four year olds.  

For nursery children entering our nursery, a meeting with parents and carers is planned and children can make several visits to prepare them for starting their part time nursery placement. 

Statutory School Place (Reception Year)

Children wear school uniform, which is compulsory for reception children and older.

Attending the nursery when a child is aged three or four does not guarantee a statutory school place at age five. All parents and carers must apply for a school place through the Nottingham City Council co-ordinated application and admission process to request a place at the school they would like to attend, even if it is Seely Primary School.

An application form, guide to admissions and individual advice on the admissions process will be sent to parents and carers in the school year before the child reaches the age of five. Please ask if you are unsure as we can provide support if required.

Children are admitted to full time education at the beginning of the academic year (September) in which they are five. 

A meeting for carers is held to explain the changes from nursery to reception. Parents do have the option of deferring their child’s entry until the beginning of the term after the child’s fifth birthday.